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Can I gain immunity against traveler's disease?

A short summary of a report by Prof. DDr. Martin Haditsch seems to come to the conclusion that a permanent immunity of travelers against "traveler's disease" can not be gained. Traveler's diarrhea ...
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Should I continue fasting if I have diarrhea?

Fasting, at least in Islam, means no water intake during the fast. The Islamic purpose of not allowing even water is to remind one that one should not take for granted the gifts of life. So, the ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

As Don_S mentioned in comments: Probably the overall mass of Loperamide in the package. The POM has 60 mg total of Loperamide, while the OTC has 36 mg at most (18 capsules being the largest package ...
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Would symptoms differ from eating virus contaminated food versus breathing in virus?

Well this is a guess because there is no published data that I am aware of in the english literature to be able to answer the question. A small percentage of people who have presented with covid-19 ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Safety of Loperamide Loperamide (anti-diarrhoea medication such as Dioraleze or Imodium) is often the go-to treatment for diarrhoea. As the medication only acts on the digestive tract, there appears ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

I have it on good authority that bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii are effective at combating C. difficile, which is largely responsible for IBS. Here are a couple of citations from ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

Some IBS patients benefit from probiotic supplements. Those with the best efficacy include Align, Culturelle and VSL#3.
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